Rossville man fac­ing rape, child mo­lesta­tion charges in Ca­toosa Co.

The Catoosa County News - - EDITORIALS & OPINION - By Adam Cook [email protected]

A Rossville man is fac­ing mul­ti­ple child sex charges in Ca­toosa County amid al­le­ga­tions that he raped and mo­lested a mi­nor in midDe­cem­ber, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment:

Steven Paul Le­ca­bel­lac, 44, of Kelsey Drive, was ar­rested Dec. 30 on charges of rape, child mo­lesta­tion, and two counts of fur­nish­ing al­co­hol to a mi­nor.

Deputies were called to a Rossville res­i­dence on Dec. 10 re­gard­ing the com­plaint against Le­ca­bel­lac, which al­leged that he had sex­u­ally abused the child the night be­fore.

Le­ca­bel­lac, wit­nesses, and the vic­tim were in­ter­viewed by deputies and the as­signed de­tec­tive dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the com­plaint.

Then, war­rants were taken out for Le­ca­bel­lac’s ar­rest and he was placed in cus­tody at the Sher­iff’s Of­fice just be­fore 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 30.

Nearly $1,500 in tools stolen

Hun­dreds of dol­lars in tools were stolen dur­ing bur­glary of a Ca­toosa County res­i­dence over the Christ­mas hol­i­day, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the bur­glary oc­curred in the 2700 block of Burn­ing Bush Road some­time on Dec. 24 or the morn­ing of Dec. 25.

The vic­tim told po­lice he left the home around 9 a.m. on Christ­mas Eve and re­turned home Christ­mas Day.

The day af­ter Christ­mas, the vic­tim re­al­ized his build­ing on the prop­erty had been bro­ken into, re­ports show.

Deputies learned that some­one had pried open the locked door of the build­ing and made off with an abun­dance of tools and equip­ment.

Tool boxes, saws, sta­ple guns, a sander, pres­sure washer, and var­i­ous as­sorted tools were stolen dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

The vic­tim is work­ing with de­tec­tives to gather se­rial num­ber in­for­ma­tion for the miss­ing equip­ment.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the bur­glary or the miss­ing prop­erty is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive James Stockard with the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment at 706-935-2424.

Guns and med­i­ca­tion stolen

Mul­ti­ple guns and med­i­ca­tions were re­cently stolen dur­ing bur­glary of a home on U.S. 41 in Ca­toosa County, po­lice say.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the bur­glary oc­curred just be­fore Christ­mas in the 2400 block of U.S. 41 in the Graysville com­mu­nity.

The vic­tim told po­lice he went to work around 6 a.m. on Dec. 20 and re­turned home around 4:30 p.m. to find his home had been bro­ken into.

A bed­room win­dow was vis­i­bly bro­ken out and the house had ran­sacked, re­ports show.

A shot­gun, ri­fle, and pel­let gun were taken dur­ing the bur­glary, as well as Ox­car­bazpine and Oxy­codone pills.

Ap­prox­i­mately 75 pills in all were re­ported stolen, re­ports show.

The vic­tim de­scribed him­self as a “loner” who rarely had vis­i­tors, so he had no idea who might have bro­ken into his home.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the bur­glary or the miss­ing prop­erty is en­cour­aged to con­tact De­tec­tive Johnny Cun­ning­ham with the Ca­toosa County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment at 706-935-2424.

State Court Judge Ron Goulart (left) shares a laugh with Pro­bate Judge Jeff Hul­len­der be­fore his oath is taken.

Steven Paul Le­ca­bel­lac

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